Since Thursday, there have been many reports of earthquakes hitting Japanese cities, including Kumamoto and Kyushu. The Kumamoto earthquake
hit Thursday night at a magnitude of 6.5
, and the Kyushu earthquake
came the following day at a magnitude of 7.3
. Japan has seen many earthquakes, but none that have caused this much damage.
Many aftershocks have been reported, and thousands of buildings and homes destroyed. There have been 42 reported deaths
, with over 1,000 people injured
. 150,000 people have been forced to evacuate their homes, while 270,000 have been left without water or gas. 35,000 still do not have working electricity.
RMF is teaming up with Japan Emergency NGO (JEN) to provide relief and supplies to the victims of the earthquake.
Here is more information about the earthquakes from BBC
and The Guardian